When a car is designed with the intent of making the side mirrors look like a woman’s eyes, you know an epic car is in the works. The Pagani Huayra is that hypercar. Priced at US$1,300,000 it will put you in that ultra premium vehicle category, make haters hate and make ladies flock to ride shotgun. The Huayra (pronounced wai-rah) is an Italian mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani and is the successor to the ever-popular Zonda.
Now for the performance numbers.
Power: 730 hp
Torque: 740 lb·ft
Acceleration: 0–60 mph in 3.3 seconds
Top Speed: about 231 mph (372 km/h)
Braking Distance: 98.0ft
Lateral G-Force: 1.66 g
Fuel Consumption: 10 mpg city, 14 mpg highway
Weight: 3,200 lbs
Power To Weight: .23
Weight Distribution: 44% front, 56% rear
Emission Levels: unspecified (Pagani claims it’s the lowest in its class)
Engine: Mercedes-AMG M158 V12 twin-Turbo
Displacement: 5980 cc
The Huayra is named after Huayra-tata, which means “God of the winds” in Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire. This amazing machine is very fitting of such a grand name because the lines and curves really do look majestic when the vehicle is in motion. Pagani Huayra Commercial:
The Huayra is equipped with bespoke Brembo brake calipers, rotors and pads. The calipers have six pistons in front and four in the rear. The rotors are drilled carbon ceramic, 380 mm (15.0 in) in diameter and 34 mm (1.3 in) thick. There are also four independent flaps which can act as air brakes or produce downforce.
The making of the Pagani Huayra